CDR's office building is currently experiencing an electrical service interrruption. Electrical service will be restored on Monday, May 29th at 6:00 AM CT.

During this timeframe you will not be able to access your Step 3: Learning Plan, or your Step 4: Activity Log.

Special Notice for practitioners scheduled to recertify May 31, 2017: If you have not yet done so, remember that your Step 3: Learning Plan for the cycle ending 2017 must be submitted to CDR on or before May 31st. Do not delay submitting your Learning Plan. Although all learning activities must be completed on or before May 31, 2017, your Step 4: Activity Log can be submitted by June 30, 2017 at the latest.

CDR's New Interdisciplinary Certification in Obesity and Weight Management

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is pleased to announce the Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification in Obesity and Weight Management credential. The credential will not only raise the standards in evidence-based practice benefiting clients and supporting CDR's mission of protecting the public, but it also emphasizes the importance of the healthcare team.

Board Certification is granted in recognition of an applicant's documented practice experience and successful completion of an examination in the specialty area.

Applying for the examination?

First, you should familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements and other exam information below.

When you're ready to apply, we'll need to know how to best direct your application;

Which credential do you hold?


General Candidate Information

Examination Dates and Fee Schedule
Eligibility Requirements
Anticipated Test Center Locations
Candidate Handbook
Confidentiality Statement

Exam Study Resources

Obesity and Weight Management Content Outline
Obesity and Weight Management Reference List
Obesity and Weight Management Practitioner Definition

Current CDR Specialist Information

Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management List by State
CDR Specialty Online Directory

Recertification Requirements
Guidelines for Credential Placement
On-Line Credential Verification
Background Information
Frequently Asked Questions

Watch a short, informational video on the CSOWM

Questions and/or comments can be directed to  

CDR, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate among candidates on the basis of race, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability or marital status.